Pete Scazzero

Burnout is not about trying to give too much, but about trying to give things that I don’t really have to give. It’s a kind of violence to our God-given selves. The greatest irony of burnout is that we’re killing ourselves while trying to save others. It’s like being unable to swim right now yet I’m jumping in the ocean to keep you from drowning.

Priscilla Shirer

Satan’s ploy is to make you believe your core value as a person is tied to how much work you do, how much activity you can accomplish, how much stuff you can accumulate, how much business you can generate. In order to possess any worth under this system—just like Israel under Pharaoh’s rule—you’ve got to be able to rattle off everything you’ve been doing, one by one, adding it all up into a big gob of bullet points and checklists that ought to impress anybody.

Brian D. McLaren

Politicians compete for the highest offices. Business tycoons scramble for a bigger and bigger piece of the pie. Armies march and scientists study and philosophers philosophise and preachers preach and labourers sweat. But in that silent baby, lying in that humble manger, there pulses more potential power and wisdom and grace and aliveness than all the rest of us can imagine.